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Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as one of today’s...

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as...

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Human Identities: Vanderbilt to explore gender and sexuality through campuswide initiative

Sep. 5, 2012—A tradition among first-year students to read and discuss a common text has inspired a campuswide initiative called “Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal,” designed to raise nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community.

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Symposium explores dynamic relationship between poet and translator

Mar. 19, 2012—A distinguished writer noted for his leadership in the translation and preservation of ancient Vietnamese poetry is among those featured at Vanderbilt’s two-day “L’invitation au voyage”: A Symposium on Poetry and Translation. John Balaban will deliver the opening address, “On Translating Vietnamese Poetry,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Bishop Joseph...

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Black Art Series continues through March 18

Mar. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Black Art Series is under way through March 18, with a week of activities culminating in a production of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum. In past years, the Black Art Series has hosted such productions as The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow...

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Social activist Piven to discuss class war, Occupy movement March 26

Mar. 13, 2012—Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science at City University of New York’s Graduate Center, will discuss “Class War in 21st-Century America: Can Occupy Wall Street Beat Back the Corporate Assault?” Her lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Auditorium (Room 118)....

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Great Performances presents Spirit of Uganda Feb. 25

Feb. 13, 2012—With standing drums, dramatic choreography, layered rhythms and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, Spirit of Uganda brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Langford Auditorium as part of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series. Spirit of Uganda is the professional training program of...

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Black migration focus of Vanderbilt-Fisk symposium

Feb. 9, 2012—A range of issues relative to the challenges, possibilities and tensions that have emerged from the migration and settlement of black people in North America, the Caribbean and Europe will be discussed at a symposium co-hosted by Vanderbilt and Fisk universities Feb. 10-11. Sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson...

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Black Migration Symposium set for Feb. 10-11

Feb. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt and Fisk universities will co-host the Black Migration Symposium Feb. 10-11 on both university campuses. Sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Sessions on Saturday, Feb. 11, will take place at Fisk University’s Jubilee Hall. The symposium is free and open to the public. The Black...

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Preserving endangered slave records focus of Vanderbilt conference

Jan. 31, 2012—Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.

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‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

Jan. 12, 2012—Cultural writer Lewis Hyde, who has a strong interest in the public life of the imagination, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Jan. 19.

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis to speak at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day commemoration

Jan. 3, 2012—U.S. Congressman and legendary civil rights activist John Lewis will deliver the keynote address Jan. 16 at an event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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